Andrew N. Meltzoff

Washington University, USA

Andrew N. Meltzoff is a graduate of Harvard University, with a Ph.D. degree from Oxford University. He is an Expert on infant and child development. His discoveries about infant imitation have contributed to our understanding of early cognition, social emotional understanding, and brain systems coordinating observation and execution of action. He coauthored more than 150 scientific papers and chapters and two books about early learning and coedited a unique interdisciplinary volume combining developmental science, neuroscience, and evolution. He is the recipient of a Merit Award from the National Institutes of Health, an award given to the top research proposals funded. He also received an award for outstanding research from the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and was the corecipient of the Kenneth Craik Award in Psychology from Cambridge University. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Psychological Association, and the American Psychological Society.

Biography Updated on 4 September 2011

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